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  NBC    11 News at 5    News  News/Business.  
   Hamilton, Stovall. New. (CC)  

    September 27, 2012
    5:00 - 6:00pm EDT  

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big national collective sigh of relief for football fans everywhere -- we broke it last night at 11:00. >> after three weeks of questionable calls and angry coaches and fans, the regular officials will be back on the field just-in-time for tonight's raven's game against the browns. we have a breakdown of the marathon negotiations that may have saved the season. >> confirmation today that the nfl is officially back to normal. >> do i looked relieved? >> finally, some laughter and relief after three rough weeks with replacement referees. he blown calls, confusion, and chaos. >> the referee is going to have to get this thing out of control -- under control. >> perhaps the loudest and the strongest voice came from frustrated fans. >> this is an example of something that never happens in sports anymore. they actually listened to their customers. >> they ended their official standoff last night, agreeing to raise their pay and protect the
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current pension plan, allowing the real referees to get back to work. >> they do a good job what they do, having those guys back will be good. >> pressure reached its peak after what most agree was a mistake on behalf of officials on last monday night postgame. >> who do they give it to?
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>> robbing at the green bay packers of the wind. >> there's no way they could send a group of officials on sunday. the green bay fans who were so wrong on monday night. >> they just kept pushing us. you never want to see a game and like that and you never want to see a game and on a controversial play. >> for now, the controversy seems to be over with officials returning to the field tonight. >> they're going to be treated like conquering heroes. the league did something unbelievable. they turned them into saints. >> until they throw the first flag on your team. >> so true, so true. all eyes are on the stadium tonight as the ravens take on the cleveland browns. >> kickoff is about three hours from now. our team coverage begins with our sports director and a voice of the reasons live with the pre-game. >> tonight, gun will probably get a standing ovation because he is the regular referee to resume his duties tonight when the ravens take on the cleveland browns on the thursday night football. the ravens have had the upper hand to say the least. cleveland is 0 karbala and the ravens have all 18 games
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against cleveland. got a brand new cast with five rookies on offense, seeking -- featuring a running back fred richardson. >> [indiscernible] i have a lot of respect for that guy and his work ethic and what he brings to the table. >> the ravens have all lot of street bringing into this the game. the ravens fans have plenty to get excited about. this might be the first time in nfl history fans are excited about the referee that tailgate party. >> what is this world coming to? you are absolutely right. this is the second prime-time game in four days and fans, if you are at the stadium, you heard it, if you're sitting on your couch, you heard it -- the fans made it learn -- made it known to the world. tell me how you are feeling about the real referee is coming back? >> i couldn't believe it when i found out this morning.
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the replacement umpires couldn't keep control of the game in the game for lasted like an hour longer than they should have and there were a lot of bad calls. i hope they are just as happy to have the officials back so they don't make calls like that. >> the first bad call against the ravens, are we going to be yelling for the replacements? >> i don't think so. i have been following the ravens since they first came to town. as far as the referees go, tonight will tell the story. i think that at all in general, we usually wind up with the bad end of the stick. >> i'm going to get this lady to
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talk to me right here. you have actually done the math. this has been brutal on raven's fans. telos the math on this one. >> it has been four days -- four games in 17 days, so we have been grounded. we're going to wind again tonight. >> i want someone to tell me how loud it was in that state it? >> it was awesome. it was rocking. that stadium rocks all the time. >> let's give a big yell tonight. go ravens. back to you. >> we certainly know how loud the stadium can get. on that sunday night, we heard that chant that we cannot repeat on television. you have to hope it is simply go raven's tonight. we will get you set for tonight's game starting at 7:00. the ravens countdown -- join us as we get you set for the ravens
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and the browns. their second game in the spotlight this week. trying to go three and one hit, kicked off as a little after 8:00. the last question to answer for tonight's game is whether the good weather will hang around for tonight's game. >> it is looking kind of if the. we cannot give the all clear, though we should start with the warm and muggy air in baltimore. the humid weather is triggering showers and strong thunderstorms in northern virginia. while we may be all right at the start, they will have a tendency to work on in. mostly cloudy and a 50-50 shot.
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complete seven-day forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> a 4-year-old from north baltimore is recovering after police say he was shot by his father during a domestic dispute. police are charging erik ford sr. with attempted murder. he's accused of shooting not only his young son but his mother as well. you saw at first last night. investigators tell us he had been involved in an argument with his girlfriend when things turned violent and he pulled out a gun. what we don't -- but they don't understand is why the first shot was fired at the sun. >> the thought that a child was subjected to this alleged abuse and the fact that -- it is a true tragedy and thankfully we can close the case. >> the boy's mother was shot multiple times.
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howard county police are hoping to stop a door besting burger -- or busting burglar. he breaks down doors when residents are not home and cleans them out. these break-ins are happening all over the county. >> howard county police are reminding folks who lived throughout the county to be extra vigilant concerning this case. in the past three days, close to a dozen break-ins throughout the county. investigators hope someone can lead them to a good description of what they believe is a lone suspect. >> i grew up here and moved back. 40 years i have been here and nothing like this has happened. >> this burglary victims as what happened to him and the number of his neighbors just doesn't make sense. he says monday, he returned home to find the back door of his home kick in and a number of valuables stolen, including his
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ticket to the thursday night raven's game. >> they got some koreans and jewelry and things like that. they got raven's tickets also. >> the break in is one of a dozen that occurred since monday and popped up in areas like ella cut city, eldridge, and what a fine. >> he is knocking on doors to see if residents are home. when he finds a resident at home, he asks for someone who doesn't live there and quickly leaves. >> police believe all of the break-ins are related and most likely being committed by the same person. they also say they almost got a huge break in the case after the suspect was spotted by 13-year- old boy. >> he was at home when he heard someone knocking loudly on the front door. he didn't answer and soon after, the door was kicked in. when a suspect realize someone was in the house, he ran away quickly.
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>> anyone throughout the county sees anything suspicious, that would include a person they don't recognize randomly knocking on doors, to call 911 that immediately. >> a dramatic scene unfold last night as state police from pennsylvania and maryland team that the county officers in the multistate pursuit of two teenagers. it all started in pennsylvania just south of harrisburg. that is re 17-year-old stole his father's truck with a runaway in the passenger seat. the pursuit crossed the state border and maryland police were called upon to help. troopers tried to use stop sticks but to no avail.
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the chase finally ended when the driver lost control of his vehicle. after a brief pursuit, police caught up with both teenagers. the passengers had been trying to escape pennsylvania but tonight it's unclear why. >> coming up, a medical alert s fires. g the sar >> details of the new virus related to the deadly infection. >> smoke at an ocean city condo building. how long it took to contain the
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>> an investigation is underway into what sparked mass of flames and ocean city condo last night. to increase more than six hours to get everything under control. the bradley on the bay condos -- of flames were shooting at 50 feet into the air and the area was covered in thick black smoke. they did not have to perform any rescue's but the red cross is helping six families who lived there. the theater that drew a rowdy and violent crowd over the weekend will learn next month whether it will lose its liquor license. the baltimore county liquor board scheduled a hearing for october 29 for the theater following last weekend's madness. seven people were charged in incidents related to the event and police believe the shooting hours later may have been connected. the theater owner was blamed for
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using an outside promoter and things got out of control. a nickel examiners are conducting an autopsy on a man found -- medical examiners are conducting an autopsy on and found last night by someone walking near the wer near boston street and noted a -- noticed a body floating. the man has not been identified but we are told his 63 years old. no word on how long the body had been there. the investigation is ongoing. >> global health officials are alerting doctors to be on the lookout for new cases of a virus related to the sars infection of 2003. remember that? at the forefront of the fight is a microbiologist from canada. it appears there is no sign of that disease is behaving like the syndrome that killed hundreds of people worldwide, but officials have announced the new virus has been found in a
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critical -- critically ill man being treated in london and a saudi arabian man who died. the two may have been infected directly by animals because there is no indication of human to human spread. last year's flu shot will not protect you this year. this year's vaccine contains protection against two different strains circling the globe. just because of flu was mild last winter doesn't mean it won't bounce back this winter and there's plenty of vaccine to go around. >> a recent cdc study for the 2010-2011 season estimated flu vaccine that year prevented almost 5 million influence cases, 2 million medical visits and an estimated 40,000 hospitalizations. >> the flu shot is available as is a intradermal mechanism that
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injects the medicine into the skin and not the muscle. if you want to find out more, go to wbaltv.com and click on a medical alert. scientists have pinpointed a virus that naturally seeks out and kills the temple-causing bacteria that live in a service of our skin. because the bacteria are trend -- because the bacteria are similar, it should be easy to indicate how the kill acne and develop a treatment. the treatment could take years to develop. >> good weather around the inner harbor right hon. overcast skies and warm and muggy. no immediate precipitation, but that is about to change. some decent thunderstorm activity in virginia and all that is moving east. looks like the game will be
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impacted by some rain, maybe a clap or two of the offender. i don't think is a big threat for downtown but a slight risk in some of those the reforms -- s. scattered rain showers anticipated in the biggest threat will be going into the second half of the game. from hagerstown down to winchester, a strong to severe thunderstorm. these are moving east and so we can expect some showers throughout the evening, probably impacting a part of the reagans came. this evening -- the ravens game. it's going to be warm and muggy. the humidity levels will stay high with an east wind at 5 to 10 miles an hour and a chance some of the showers will make to the stadium. low sixties in the mountain. low 80s to the south.
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82 degrees with college park running in the low 80s. '60s for low. the sun sets of five minutes before seven. this area of cloudiness is low pressure developing on the front. this wasn't up near cleveland so it had not moved a lot in the past 24 hours. it was a very slow-moving front and these areas generate showers and thunderstorms. once this low passes late tonight, we might catch a break and slowly but surely, high pressure will build in as we get into the weekend. it's going to be a slow pattern. for ravens football, a possibility of showers with heavy down force coming through the evening. heading through tomorrow evening, most of the activity is
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on the eastern coast and we may see a break tomorrow. expect some sunshine tomorrow with watching out for these showers near the great lakes. it will be rotating slowly in our direction and by sunday evening, the showers may pop up a gain. not completely done that with this unsettled pattern until the weekend. tomorrow, mostly cloudy with showers likely, high temperatures at 75. on the bay, wind will be out of the west with waves of about 1 foot. western maryland will see scattered showers tonight. on friday, the rain chances drop to 30%. eastern shore, 79 tomorrow with showers tapering off. they will catch a shower tomorrow and on saturday as well. temperatures trending downward
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into the weekend. evening bashar on friday. >> the president and his competitor both in virginia today. >> their message to voters in the battleground state coming up. >> coming up, i will tell you why one local politician
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>> in the race for the white house, both presidential candidates were in virginia today, when the state that swung into president obama's column. >> it could be up for grabs. >> met romney's event in the suburbs south of here was relatively low key. some of its supporters say they want more passion. 10 miles from the pentagon in springfield, va., mitt romney spoke to veterans, blaming president obama for the
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agreement to slash defense spending if there's no budget deal by january 1. >> the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable. and devastating. >> from the's polls look potentially devastating. he's trailing by between 3% and 7%. his backers are worried. >> he needs more fire in the belly. >> more romney the businessman suggest this soccer mom. >> it's all about the economy. >> president obama was in virginia pushing an elitist image of romney in a tv ad run here, putting faces on the 47% of americans romney says he sees as dependent on government. >> i see hard-working virginians. i see students trying to work their way through college. >> that president said students who typically pay no income tax, like soldiers. i see a bunch of veterans who
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served this country with bravery and distinction. >> amid cheering veterans at the romney rally was an undecided. he says the economic plans lack details. >> i have some doubt there is a depth behind some of those. >> you are not ready to commit to mitt romney? >> i am not. >> and there's not much time to change minds. voters in iowa began voting today. absentee voting started in virginia last friday. ballots being cast before the presidential debates -- >> he should challenge to cool
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-- challenge a schools to go across the state. >> tonight company announced their post-season push. >> there is no doubt in my mind that it was a very well planned conspi krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean one hundred ninety nine million a year... for schools...gaming revenue that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children.
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>> new tonight at 5:30 -- without a trace. the family of a baltimore county woman who disappeared 26 years ago continue their search for answers. although investigators turned up a lot of circumstantial evidence, no one has ever been arrested or charged. >> we dig deeper into that mystery and have one man's desperate plea to break open the case. >> the family of bernadette caruso has done everything imaginable to find her. the organized search parties, dedicated a website, posted flyers, offered an award and consulted a psychic. after 26 years, all they have is hope, memories and photographs. >> there's no doubt in my mind that it was a very well planned conspiracy to abduct and murder bernadette. the proof is there has never been any trace of her. >> this retired baltimore county
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homicide detective work on the case. in an ironic twist of fate, he married her sister. at 5:05 p.m. in 1986, she was seen leaving a jewelry store where she worked at the east point mall. she told her co-worker that her estranged husband called all day and wanted to meet with her. derrick going through a heated custody battle. -- they were going through a heated custody battle. a court hearing was scheduled a week after she disappeared. her accent and fired from the police force -- her husband was
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fired from the police force. >> had he been found guilty of the domestic violence charge, it might have prevented him from pursuing his law enforcement career. >> her ax even threatened her life in front of others. >> he made a statement to her -- you know i am a police officer and i can get rid of you and nobody would ever find y
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win. along with a chance to scream for the orioles, they got a chance to ask players some questions. >> i started doing the same thing you guys were doing. >> i love to play golf. >> it was hard to tell who loved the event more, the players or the kids. >> i didn't even know most of these kids would know who i was. they're so excited. it's very humbling and very
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exciting. a lot of energy and hopefully everyone brings that same energy to the ball field. >> i am very excited and i hope everyone else is. this is the first time, so it is true for the whole school. >> finally, the prize and no one knew about -- the kids will go to an orioles game next year for free. >> next
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krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the...
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number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean one hundred ninety nine million a year... for schools...gaming revenue that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children.
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will be invited to orioles season. >> next year. the orioles remain a game and a half behind the yankees. meanwhile, here is a look at a wild-card picture -- there up a full game over oakland. they lost -- the a's lost to texas. if the orioles did not overcome the yankees, they will remain at top of the wild-card standings which will be played here in baltimore camden yards one week from tomorrow. >> a terrifying scene, and on camera in phoenix. >> a person walking around an issue with a grenade launcher. details ahead as we cover the nation. >> english -- why one county commissioner wants to make it the official language. that story, coming up. >> a federal appeals court is considering the of the defensety of marriage act.
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it will now rule for at least a couple of months, but in court today, the judges heard same-sex marriage should be preserved. the law has been struck down by judges and an appeals court in boston. thees made note of government's changed position. it is expected to go to the supreme court+++ his 16-year- old relative into a busy intersection with a very real looking rocket-propelled grenade launcher. he said he was testing police response to a terrorist threat. from the time the call came end, the time as closer to 4 minutes. he faces charges, including knowingly giving a false impression of a terrorist act. the 16-rolled was also arrested. >> he could have gotten him killed there. >> still ahead, he's only in the third grade, but his scientific expertise landed him a spot on alan. >> welcome the 8-year-old dinosaur expert. >> how cute is he? we will tell you how he wound up just -- in just a few minutes. stadium,utside of the fans are tailgating and fired up, literally, for the begin
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tonight. details, next. >> showers and thunderstorms could impact the reagans came this evening. we will check the hello to the
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go ravens. >> that is serious down there. our podcast team coverage begins with the reagans countdown tonight at 7:00. we want you to tune in. elections special begins at 8:00 fall by up all night and parks and recreation. over the air on that digital channel eight.
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>> so far, so good for tailgating in downtown baltimore but things are going to change as we had through the evening. just to the west of us are right now, it's likely to impact us with the showers along the potomac error and steady progress can be expected. some severe storms in northern virginia. it looks like the severe nature of those storms will track across central and southern maryland, but we will likely pick up some wet weather. the forecast calls for a warm and muggy conditions. mid-70s to kick off the game. probably some showers moving through under mostly cloudy skies. not as picture-perfect as weather conditions for the last game but not a complete washout either. of 1 inch of rain, but nothing in the rain gauge to the south. a big zero in the precipitation column today.
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well over 1 inch below normal and less than 24.5 inches for the year. beckett's is close to 7 inches below normal total precipitation for the year so far. temperatures at the airport check in at 81 degrees. the record low for the day was 39, set in 1957. another mile and muggy night. cover and light southeast wind will keep it mild, in the '60s overnight with scattered showers pushing through under mostly cloudy skies. this area of low pressure developing ahead of this low will track along the front and push it further south. that should change the pattern as we get into the weekend. hit and missed scattered showers on the eastern shore and saturday, we get some sunshine early in the day but an
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afternoon shower could pop up to the south and east of baltimore. sunday, a cooler day and the risk of a shower although we will get some sun until midday. showers may push toward the east during the afternoon and evening. still unsettled and it will cool off a bit. 75 to 80 tomorrow with mostly cloudy skies. the wind will be out of the west as the front moves through. the wind will shift to a westerly direction. the forecast drops the temperatures back with highs in the low seventies of the weekend. a little more sunshine monday through wednesday of next week. starting today, some of maryland's unemployed will have a new option to help them find a job as the maryland department of labor, licensing and recreation works at -- opened a new center in laurel. will serve those in anne arundel, prince george's, and
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montgomery county. doesn't mean they are consolidating career centers into a smaller number of regional offices, rather they will enable job-seekers to learn about opportunities and another. a record number of americans are saddled with some kind of student debt. a study found 22.4 million households or nearly one in five had college debt in 2010. the increase was drawn by higher tuition costs and rising college enrollment during the economic downturn. the average outstanding debt was $26,000.20 years ago. the biggest burden fell on the poor and the young. 40 million e-readers have been sold, but some consumers have become upset after learning all of your book choices and how you markhor take notes are collected and when you download a new
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book, all of that goes back to the company that sold it to you. it's like having a publisher or even law enforcement watch what you read. >> that sort of thing would be helpful in marketing different authors. >> there has to be a red line as to how far that can go and where their marketing should and edward my privacy should begin. >> those at the electronic privacy information center's a this disclosure is founded the terms of service agreement. >> always the fine print. and 8-year-old from bel air's incredible knowledge of dinosaurs landed him on national tv. he is only a third grader, but he has been studying dinosaurs and fossils' since the age of two. today, he showed off his impressive collection of fossils and background in science. >> there is a dinosaur with 23 letters or something in that print what is the name of that?
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>> -- >> that's a very impressive. [laughter] [laughter]
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a west virginia casino spending a fortune... to stop question seven. they don't want competition. the washington post wrote the casino behind the ads is... "most concerned with its own bottom line." and the baltimore sun says it "doesn't have maryland... taxpayers' interests at heart." so when you see these ads remember... they're about what's good for west virginia's casino... not maryland. vote for maryland jobs and schools. vote for question seven.
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>> they are 250 members strong and their dedication to serving howard county. now the raven's want to think the naacp youth council with all they do it tonight at the raven's-brown's game. >> a typical day at the howard county naacp is council -- a gathering of members -- in age from 9 to 18 at the monthly meeting, there to decide how they can reach out to other young people and what they could do to make a difference. but on this day, these countless on the receiving and.
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they get a special delivery from the ravens. >> dear naacp youth council, congratulations on being selected at -- as the honor cert. >> tonight, they will get a reward for their service to the community. the youth council president says they are grateful for the recognition. >> i am really happy because i feel like we are being noticed by people -- the ravens -- who gets the opportunity? >> its for a variety of reasons -- mainly their commitment to community service. >> we help feed the homeless and to membership drives and education forums, political forums and we have the high schools and a lot of different reading programs as well. >> these young people spend many hours after school promoting literacy. they perry is council members with children from low-income schools. >> being part of the youth council has opened my eyes and shun the a lot of people in the community need help. i love getting back to the people. >> for more information, go to our web site. next up, recognizing the work of the boys hope, girls hope recognition as they prepare for their trip to the raven's- calvary's game. >> and the ravens-cowboys game will take place on october 14. there's more information on our web sites, wbaltv.com. that's all for us at 5:00. here is a look at what is coming
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up at 6:00. >> the ravens will have real referees tonight. more on the lockout straight ahead. >> the city fesses up and admit it was wrong taking down a protest display from a homeowners front yard. >> howard county police investigate a dozen burglaries' they feel are all related. >> live, local, late breaking-- this is wbal 11 news at 6:00. >> a good evening, everyone. the original nfl referees are back on the field tonight, just in time for the game against the cleveland browns. >> the lead and the union came to an agreement on a deal late last night and tonight, an apology from the n.f.l. commissioner on the the pain caused by that. >> but -- we begin tonight